Despite a solid first half performance, the Los Angeles Lakers let it all come collapsing down against the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night, falling 108-87. After scoring just 12 points in the third quarter, the Lakers allowed their lack of energy to carry over to the final period, where the Blazers continued to score at will.
A double technical situation on Damian Lillard and D’Angelo Russell seemed to get Lillard going after he started the game shooting just 1-11, but finished with 20 points. After the game head coach Luke Walton and Russell both address how they thought Lillard responded.
Walton also clarifies the exchange he had with his rookie Brandon Ingram in a timeout, when he was struggling to move the ball. Ingram admits he’s still adjusting to the idea of being a vocal leader as a rookie.
Nick Young, who’s currently shooting just 4-25 over the past three games, talks about how he’s trying to remain confident. It’s all in our post-game videos below.